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Diploma in Automotive Technician - Service and Management (Motive Power Technician)

Durham College - Whitby Campus Durham College - Whitby Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2022, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 16495

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

A diploma from the Automotive Technician – Service and Management (Motive Power Technician) program is your key to a world of opportunity in a high-tech, challenging industry. Learn the theory of mechanical procedures in a hands-on environment, guided by experienced, trade-certified professors. Graduates of this program can go on to specialize in high-demand areas of motive power including automotive, truck and coach, off-road equipment, marine and small engines, stationary equipment and diesel engines. This program also includes the essential business skills to help you find the right job with the right employer. Graduates are eligible for exemption from the Level 1 and 2 of the in-school requirements for AST 310S apprenticeship training.

This program will give you the skills and training required to pursue a variety of careers in the transportation and automotive fields. As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the motive power trades with highly skilled trade qualifications and essential business communication, marketing and interpersonal skills. Successful completion of this program will enable you to:

  • Create work orders related to the motive power trade and industry
  • Diagnose motive power engines, electrical/fuel systems, motive power drive line, directional control systems (steering, suspension and brakes) and air conditioning
  • Search and find parts/service information from manuals and computerized systems
  • Apply proper disposal, storage and handling practices as they pertain to environmental legislation
  • Understand management principles such as business structure, accounting, human resources management and parts/supply management
  • Students wishing to challenge apprenticeship exemption exams are required to pay an examination fee.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English, (C or U)
    • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

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